Students with Special Needs-Housing Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Special Housing Accommodations

Special housing accommodations can be made for students with special needs. Requests for special accommodations are subject to recommendation by the appropriate campus office (University Health Services, Disability Services, Counseling and Psychological Services) and are based on space availability within the university housing system.

Requests for special housing accommodations should be made to the appropriate office (listed below) within 72 hours of submitting your housing application but before June 15. After June 15, space availability decreases and we may not be able to accommodate your request. 

Please make arrangements for Special Housing Accommodations if you have any of the following needs or restrictions:

  • Medically necessary air-conditioning
  • Mobility issues that require an assignment with elevator access
  • Need for a private room
  • Need for a semi-private bathroom (completely private bathrooms are not available)
  • Need for access to a kitchen
  • Any other special requests or needs

Medical documentation must be submitted to University Health Services, Disability Services or Counseling Services, depending on your need. Please do not send medical documentation to Housing Services.

Please contact one of the offices below if you believe you need special housing accommodations. Our university professionals will help you decide whether or not a special accommodation is necessary.